Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
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Actress Frankie has spent much of her life dating no one who is "less than extraordinary." When she meets David, they immediately begin exchanging literary quotes and soon fall in love. Problems arise when Frankie learns that David has a girlfriend, and Frankie gets a job in L.A.
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Critic Reviews for Dream for an Insomniac
Dream for an Insomniac is really a self-conscious modern sitcom that with its San Francisco setting suggests a pale shadow of Armistead Maupin's Tales From the City.
It's talky, clumsy and a bit trivial, but the talk is rarely dull, and there's an integrity about its clumsiness: It's harder to be smooth when you have things you really want to say.
A slight, sleekly polished debut feature propelled by a kinder, gentler Swingers vibe.
A romantic comedy about bright, funny, confused young people in San Francisco, it fails to be bright or funny itself, only confused.
All of the playful dialogue -- and this movie is joyfully full of talk -- is handled well in DeBartolo's savvy script and given life by actors who seem to truly embody the idealism of the characters.
...the sort of insufferably pretentious, urbanite poseurs that insufferably pretentious, urbanite poseurs wish they could be
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